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Christmas Book Choices

The Suicide Club made two appearances in Books of the Year selections last weekend. It was Tam Dalyell‘s choice in Scotland on Sunday [7 December]. ‘The Suicide Club is a …

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Big thanks to Geoffrey Wansell for his generous review of The Suicide Club in last Friday’s Daily Mail. ‘Williams has quietly become one of Britain’s most accomplished thriller writers’, he …

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More Reviews

Some more reviews of The Suicide Club in the last few days. Andrew Taylor describes it as ‘admirable’ in The Spectator. ‘What stands out about this book’, he writes, ‘is …

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The Times and Sunday Times Reviews

Another couple of very nice reviews, in The Times and Sunday Times this weekend. Marcel Berlins writes that the ‘war damaged’ hero of The Suicide Club, is a strong, sympathetic …

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Reviews of The Suicide Club

Three reviews of The Suicide Club. Barry Forshaw in The Financial Times, writes of an ‘adroit balance of elements’: ‘economical but utterly persuasive character drawing, a pungent sense of locale …

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The rise and rise of the period thriller

Some thoughts for Crimetime on the appeal of period spy thrillers: for writers and readers. God commands Moses in the bible to send spies into the land of Canaan to …

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Comrades, Conspirators and Reluctant Warriors at Peterborough Library

I’m looking forward to talking about ‘Comrades, Conspirators and Reluctant Warriors’ with historical thriller writers, Bill Ryan and Robert Ryan at Peterborough Library on Wednesday 15 October. Expect we’ll talk …

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The Suicide Club

The Suicide Club is at the copy editor’s and publication is 6th November, just before Armistice Day. It is a spy thriller set at Field Marshal Haig’s HQ in France …

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The Suicide Club – published 6 November

The manuscript of my latest book, The Suicide Club is with the copy editor and the publication date is set for the 6th November, armistice week, which is very appropriate, …

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Traitors, conspirators and secret warriors

Looking forward to chatting to authors William Ryan and Michael Ridpath and an audience in Kent on Thursday [February 6] about writing, the nuts and bolts of the craft, and …

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